Sex Crimes Defense

A Law Firm Devoted To Sex Crime Defense

Have you or a loved one been accused of a sex crime? Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter is an experienced, talented sex crimes defense attorney in the New Orleans area.  She dedicates a large part of her law practice to the defense of people charged with sex offenses.  American culture has created a witch hunt atmosphere for those accused of sex crimes. No one needs a sophisticated criminal defense legal team more than someone charged with a sex crime.

Ms. Carpenter has handled many high profile cases involving school teachers, doctors, and other skilled professionals accused of committing sex offenses in Louisiana. Her clients come from all walks of life and have been referred to her by other attorneys, former clients and mental health professionals familiar with her outstanding reputation and track record of success.

Ms. Carpenter regularly consults with local and national experts in sex crime defense. Every year she attends numerous classes focusing on how to effectively defend sex crimes. She has completed training in Forensics and DNA Evidence at the National Institute of Justice and the DNA Initiative Project. She knows that not all people accused of a sex offense are in fact guilty. Unfortunately, anyone can accuse another of a sex crime, and most of these cases are based on one person’s testimony.

Louisiana Sex Offenses

  • Child Pornography
  • Sexual Battery
  • Video Voyeurism
  • Crime Against Nature
  • Prohibited Sexual Contact
  • Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile
  • Incest
  • False Imprisonment

  • Rape
  • Solicitation of a Minor
  • Prostitution
  • Human Trafficking
  • Molestation of a Juvenile
  • Failure to Register
  • Obscenity

Sex Crimes Penalties

If you are convicted of a sexual offense in Louisiana, you face a potentially lengthy jail or prison sentence and strict probationary terms depending upon the nature and circumstances of the offense. In addition, the court may require you to register as a sex offender. Your name, address and photograph will also be released to the public on a sexual offender website run by the Louisiana State Police. If you fail to register as a sex offender, you can face an additional criminal charge. The stigma of being classified as a sex offender can be devastating for both your personal and professional life. New Orleans criminal defense attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter can vigorously fight for your chance to avoid these harmful criminal consequences.

Diligent Defense Strategy

When defending a client against sex crime charges, attorney Carpenter mounts a thorough defense by often arranging a psychological evaluation of the client. Many times, this evaluation shows that the client doesn’t fit the sexual profile of the crime he or she is charged with. She will also often enlist the assistance of medical experts to review medical records as well as investigators to interview key witnesses. In some cases her team is able to uncover a past history of dishonesty on the accuser’s part, or evidence that the accuser has a motive to lie.

Contact: New Orleans Sex Crimes Attorney

Early intervention by a Louisiana criminal defense attorney can make a tremendous difference in your case. Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter can make arrangements to minimize the embarrassment and pain of being prosecuted for a sex offense. Rather than allowing you to be arrested at home or at work, she can contact law enforcement and attempt to arrange for you to turn yourself in. She can attempt to have a reasonable bail set for you. In some cases, she can negotiate with prosecutors before charges are filed, persuading them to file less serious charges than law enforcement requested, or sometimes no charges at all. If you have been accused of a sex offense in Louisiana, call us at 504-599-5955 or email her to schedule a consultation. Available 24/7!